"It Ain't Over Till It's Over" and Seems It'll Never End


Would you pay $10 to see this face box in the ring? Do you think he's had some work done to his face? Botox? Face lift? Is a pig's fanny pork? Does the pope wear a beanie? This could be his wax figure for all I know.

Last year when I heard a Rocky 6 was coming, I laughed. I know I was not the only one. It's been 16 years since the last Rocky came out and even then it was nominated for many Razzie awards, which are given to the worst movies of the year. I know Hollywood is running out of original ideas for a movie but when you drag out a movie series six times, it can't be so good.

Rocky Balboa is not getting any younger (Stallone is 60). Yet there's going to be another Indiana Jones with Harrison Ford (64). Bruce Willis (51) has "Live Free or Die Harder" coming out. Also a Rambo IV is in pre-production now. I'm not kidding. So why can't Rocky make a geriatric comeback?

Surprisingly the reviews are coming in and they are positive. That's right. Positive reviews from critics. A sample from a front page article in USA Today.

"I expected to go all Scrooge on Sylvester Stallone's sixth round as Rocky Balboa," Rolling Stone's Peter Travers writes. "(But) just when you're ready to puke, the old Bill Conti theme (Gonna Fly Now) kicks in – are you feeling it? – Stallone steps in the ring and every day is Christmas."

As word of mouth spreads, preview trailers once met with laughter are now greeted with applause and long, joyful shouts of "Yo!" The PG family-friendly movie could become the Christmas season's sleeper hit.

If seeing 60 year old Stallone with his shirt off fighting then doesn't turn you away, then you'll see cameos by the cast of ESPN 2's Cold Pizza including the unbearable Skip Bayless. All the HBO boxing analysts. Also Mike Tyson is listed in the cast playing himself.

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